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Swedish UN worker dead after Afghanistan demo

A 33-year-old Swedish man was among a number of United Nations personnel killed in Afghanistan on Friday after a demonstration turned violent in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

Sex-chamber suspect remanded in custody

Sex-chamber suspect remanded in custody

The 47-year-old man suspected of holding a woman prisoner in an underground sex-chamber in western Sweden was remanded in custody on Friday on suspicion of kidnapping and aggravated rape.

Eurail and InterRail Passes: Where a journey becomes an adventure
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Eurail and InterRail Passes: Where a journey becomes an adventure

Whether it’s reading in the light of the Eiffel tower or discovering lavender fields in Croatia, taking the train gives you the opportunity to explore Europe at your own speed - and make friends along the way.

Norway seeks mandate to sell SAS stake

Norway seeks mandate to sell SAS stake

A decision by the Norwegian government on Friday to seek permission to sell its stake in SAS has no impact on Sweden's stance on the possible sale of its shares in the Scandinavian airline.

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Swedish media join in foolish April fun

Shampoo for shaggy hardrocker festival-goers, dog poop fireworks to save the environment, as well as The Local's own anti-feminist Viking village in Sweden's far north, were among the April Fools' Day hoaxes in the Swedish media on Friday.

Swedish house votes for Libya mission

Swedish house votes for Libya mission

Sweden's Riksdag on Friday voted overwhelmingly in favour of Sweden sending JAS Gripen fighter aircraft to Libya to monitor a UN-backed no-fly zone.

A preview of the 2011 Allsvenskan football season

A preview of the 2011 Allsvenskan football season

April is here, which brings the start of the Swedish professional football season. With play set to kick off on Saturday, contributor Nic Townsend takes a look at which teams are expected to vie for the Allsvenskan title.

Swedish UN worker killed in Ivory Coast

Swedish UN worker killed in Ivory Coast

A Swedish United Nations employee was shot and killed in Abidjan by a stray bullet, the Swedish foreign ministry said Friday.

Foreign students turn their backs on Sweden

Foreign students turn their backs on Sweden

The number of overseas students enrolled on international Masters degree programmes in Sweden has declined by 58 percent, since the government introduced fees for non-EU students last year, a new report shows.

Deliveries resume after late Saab payment

Deliveries resume after late Saab payment

A supplier to Swedish carmaker Saab said Friday it had resumed deliveries to the brand, sold last year to luxury Dutch carmaker Spyker, because of unpaid bills.

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Sweden’s Sedin scores in Canucks trophy win

Swedish hockey star Daniel Sedin scored and set up the winner as the Vancouver Canucks claimed their first Presidents' Trophy on Thursday, beating Los Angeles.

Anti-feminist ‘Viking’ community uncovered in Swedish wilds

Anti-feminist ‘Viking’ community uncovered in Swedish wilds

An isolated community of “Vikings” has been found in one of the most remote parts of Europe, living on the fringes of civilisation near Sarek national park and established in response to ‘feminist dogma’.

Juholt backed by a quarter of Swedes: poll

Juholt backed by a quarter of Swedes: poll

Some 27 percent of Swedes have confidence in the new Social Democrat leader Håkan Juholt, a new poll shows, roughly comparable with the support enjoyed by former leader Mona Sahlin.